The House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

85th Legislature

May 15, 2018

10:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on April 24, 2018, the House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Gutierrez, at 10:10 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Gutierrez; Blanco; Flynn; Lambert.


A quorum was present.



The Committee met jointly with Economic & Small Business Development.


(Representative Arévalo now present.)

(Representative Wilson now present.)


The Committee met and heard testimony on Interim Charge #4. Study the economic impact of the aviation, aerospace, & defense manufacturing industry in Texas and the state’s ability to facilitate industry job growth and investment. Review the relationship between the economic vitality of industry and military veterans transitioning into the workforce. Determine existing and potential barriers to the retention and expansion of the manufacturing industry in the state and the broader economic implications it may have on workforce readiness, as well as veteran employment and support services.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 12:46 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Gutierrez, Chair




Margaret Wallace, Clerk